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The ledger connection is where the deck connects to the house. It is one of the most common failure points on a poorly built deck. It's very important to use structural screws rather than nails to secure your deck ledger board to your home.
Deck floor joists intersect into a beam or ledger board and must be properly secured to the framing of the house.
Beams must be secured to the joists that support the floor of the deck.
Posts must be properly connected to the beams underneath the deck.
People often get injured due to weak or wobbly railings on a deck. Railings must be properly attached to the perimeter of the deck as well as the floor joists running underneath the deck.
Stair stringers that run along each of the stair steps (or treads) must be secured to the deck framing.
Each stair step (or tread) must be properly connected to the stair stringers.
Post bases connect the post to the footing or concrete slab underneath your deck.
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